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Intended to provide teachers with ideas on how to incorporate career research and portfolio building, this instructional activity provides several learning options. The suggestions will aid learners in understanding job or career research, personal skills and abilities, and using an online format to create a career portfolio. Check it out!
Tips and ideas on how to establish and manage successful student portfolios.
Students compile information to include in their career portfolio. In this portfolio lesson, students view example portfolios using the given website and identify the portfolio components. Students gather and compile artifacts for their own portfolios and create one.
Students take photographs incorporating what they know about vantage points. They design a portfolio, select photographs and write personal narratives to include in portfolios. They share their work with their classmates.
Here's a fresh take on the student writing portfolio. Consider having learners create an electronic portfolio. After examining sample e-portfolios, class members explore various software programs they will use throughout the course and create folders for their work.
Students explore how portfolios are a marketing tool for job seeking. In this employment lesson, students identify parts of a professional portfolio and the importance of having one as a perspective employee.
Students simulate the role of financial advisers, developing a financial investment portfolio for clients using Internet resources and analyzing various saving options. They track the portfolio for several weeks and evaluate their investment strategies.
Students study the New York Stock Exchange and track stock prices throughout the school year. They create a stock portfolio with at spreadsheet program and produce quarterly graphs of their stocks performance.
Young scholars analyze the components of a portfolio and present a survey of their best work through a slideshow as an alternative to traditional assessment processes. Representations of their work can be shared with others.
Students divide into teams to trade stocks and track progress of their Alabama Stock Market Simulation Portfolio by using the Internet and spreadsheet software. They use math concepts and research stock trends via the Internet.
Students, in cooperative studying groups, assume the affirmative or negative position of a particular issue (premise). They research the issue and participate in a debate. In addition, they write essays to complete a portfolio entry.
Students prepare themselves for ROP Portfolio Day and for the workforce by practicing a one-on-one interview and presentation of their personal portfolio with a classmate. They also reflect on a completed interview and determine if they were successful in answering their interview questions.
Students create digital portfolios. In this careers lesson plan, students conduct research and use digital tools so that they can plan and present multimedia presentations that feature their best work, their extracurricular activities, and their aspirations.
Students participate in a water awareness portfolio.  In this water conservation activity students create a portfolio to help make them aware of current water conditions. 
Young scholars begin the portfolio process. They expand their views of their personal interests and learn how interests can be related to future career choices. Students examine the various occupations related to their interests and skills.
Students create a plan for participating in a distance learning course. They plan the time necessary to complete a program of study and create a portfolio to outline the plan and track progress. The portfolio can also be used as a method of assessment.
Students create a holiday portfolio by participating in these three lessons. They experience using the computer by using the provided student guides.
Students analyze the performance of their portfolio investments to learn students should not be driven by short term gains and losses. In this portfolio investments lesson plan, students view the investment portfolios and answer the given questions as well as complete the table. Students finish with three final questions.
Ninth graders evaluate their skills and abilities in relation to job readiness. They create a portfolio that includes a letter of introduction, work samples, samples of products and projects, job application, cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation. Students participate in a job-shadowing experience and complete a form for their experience.
Students develop and implement a fitness station. Students base their exercise stations upon flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance. They complete a health related fitness portfolio. Students design and take a fitness survey.